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. obama said this year's changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have access to cayman island reports. they don't have access to interest income where they pay a much lower rate on billions of dollars they have earned. >> mr. obama says the only way to continue investing in education research and development and still reverse the deficit is with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenues. republicans said the government got additional revenue with last year's tax agreement which raised tax rates on families making more than 450,000 a year and limited or phased out deductions for income over 300,000. in a statement john boehner said any tax loopholes we close should be used to lower rates for all taxpayers so we can be more xret ticompetitive and cree jobs. he reminded t
the politico calls shame. in automatic budget cuts, they kick in and president obama is doing local tv interviews in markets with significant defense presence including boston, charleston, wichita, oklahoma city and san francisco and honolulu. this comes a day after the president surrounded himself with first responders he said could lose their job fist a meat cleaver of cuts take effect. the blame game rages on. >> republicans thus far have refused to do this. they refused to go on with the american public on the simple notion that balances the right approach to dealing with the problem. it's important to understand that if they hold that position and sequester those into effect and those americans will lose their jobs because republicans made a choice for that to happen. >> from the republican side today after defense secretary planned to impose furloughs, 800,000 civilian employees if the sequester hits, john boehner responded president obama is ultimately responsible for the military readiness and it's fair to ask, what is he doing to stop his sequester that would hollow out our ar
. to that end president obama will speak in the next hour at a shipyard in virginia, but he won't be alone on the trail. president obama is traveling with, wait for it, a republican congressman, scott rigell, and the message the president is taking to the people of virginia? >> i stand by those commitments to make the reforms for smart spending cuts. we also need republicans to adopt the same approach to tax reform that speaker boehner championed just two months ago. >> speaking of the message speaker boehner championed just two months ago, let us take a whirl in the not so way back machine. >> real revenue growth is critically important as long as real cuts in spending if we're going to solve our long-term fiscal problem. i made it clear to the president that i would put a trillion dollars worth of revenue on the table if he were willing to put a trillion dollars worth of spending reductions on the table. we have to find a way to address this significant spending problem that we have and we need to find a way through tax reform to begin to grow our economy in a way that will create more j
! >>> was president obama so focused on reelection that he was missing in action during the libya terror strike? this is special report. >>> i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the terror attack against the u.s. mission in benghazi is our topic. testimony on capitol hill has ignited a fresh round of debate today. what's not going away are questions about last year's terror attack in libya after panetta's final testimony yesterday. >> if i were a family member and one of my loved ones was killed in benghazi, i would be sick to my stomach. >> republican lindsey graham declared on twitter the president, quote, has to announce for his leadership on benghazi after panetta and general martin dempsey testified, they spoke to the president only once during the eight-hour attack. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times? >> the same one time. >> graham and his republican colleagues repeatedly pressed panetta on why there was no direct follow up with mr. obama after they met in the oval office. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary pent
, you're right, andrea. i mean, i think president obama can now go back and say look at the fourth quarter of 2012. things are starting to work. one interesting note, though, his inaugural address got lots and lots of attention. one thing that wasn't really in there in any specificity was the economy. it's a way forward on how she thinks the next right steps or what he thinks the next right steps are on the economy. there's some sort of gray area here in where he wants to head. >> now, before we get to chuck hagel, the sort of train wreck that happened yesterday, ruth marcus, the white house is coming out or hhs is coming out with new rules to liberalize the guidelines so that religious institutions are somewhat insulated, somewhat more insulateded. first of all, they're going to more broadly define religious institutions. also, give a separate provider so that the religious institutions themselves don't have to provide birth control to their employees. >> well, first of all, you said white house, and even though hhs issues these guidelines, one can be fairly sure that the white ho
give a news flash to all of them. president obama and his family will be fine. he will be president. he will hopefully go to the obama library. it is regular, working people. it is your granld mother. my relatives. your children. people that will work every day that will suffer. at some point, we've got to put the politics and the bickering aside. people should not have to suffer to make cheap political points. richie wolf, joe ma dayson, thank you for your time tonight. >> ahead, honoring the legacy of rosa parks. what the president told me about this. and about his fight to finish the struggle for civil rights. plus, you won't believe what the gop's last savior, the latest savior, ted cruz is saying about president obama. he's totally crossing the line. and look out. rush limbaugh's quote. ashamed of america. folks, he may have finally lost it. big show tonight on msnbc. stay with us. ♪ it's a longs walk to d.c., but i've got my walking shoes: i can't take a plane, bus or train because my money ain't that long ♪ ♪ we believe ♪ we believe ♪ that you love us still ♪ so i'm g
, about who won and lost. >> obama care is the law of the land. >> when we look back, we'll be better off. >> one week from today, the sequester spending cuts go into effect. it happens. president obama's unwillingness to put a plan on the table. >> the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result of it. it is incumbent upon the president and senate democrats to show us their plan, to stop the sequester from going into effect. >> march 1st, the day that the devastating sequestration cuts, the president's sequestration cuts take effect and we've yet to hear a plan from the president. we need the president to lead and come forward with his proposals. >> it is the president who proposed the sequester. it is the president who designed the sequester. the president gave a speech showing that he would like to replace it but has not put any details out there. >> no plan, we need a plan, the president needs to come forward with his proposals. it is the president who needs to give up the plan. i don't know if this is a failure of reading comp
to stop it. president obama is back from his siesta and back in the bully pulpit. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands to the employment rolls. this is not on abstraction. people will lose their jobs the american people have worked too long, too hard to see their elected officials cause another crisis. it seems like every three months around here there's some manufactured crisis. >> it sure does. we have a senate insider with us who knows all too well how the senate works or in most cases doesn't work. former senate leader tom daschle and also the author of "the u.s. senate." welcome. >> thank you. >> on this sleepy siesta day, i want you to try to get obama's mind back on us. if you remember back in the presidential debates he sort of dropped a bomb when he said the sequester will not happen. a couple of his advisers went back and said, well, i think what he meant was, it should not happen. he also tried to shake off the proposal something that congress believed got four pinocchios. this came from the wh
this is not the consolatory obama that came in january 2011 with that need that he knew he was chasing. that he was going to have to work together with the republicans. a somewhat toned down barack obama from the 2012 state of the union trying to talk to the voters, set the tone for the campaign. he wanted to deliver this. hey, guys, we have to do some of these votes. i wonder, they have a lot of what i would call very well pull tests. the issue that they hit on on education and the economy in particular, things like universal prepaid, raising the minimum wage, these are tangible items that average, middle-class families listening to this , speech. i have a feeling that could resonate very well. they accomplish what they wanted to do, which is talk about the economy in simpler terms over the head of washington. >> chuck todd, thank you for joining us. >> all right. >> joining us from san antonio, texas, the mayor of san antonio. mayor castro, thank you for joining us. >> let me ask you about the word comprehensive. we have all been if through watching the attempt by the government to reform immigration
to hear the republican senate leader. mitch mcconnell who in president obama's first term said it was his number one priority to defeat the president. not to get people working or the economy going. i hope he gives the president a chance tonight. the president's goal is to lay out a plan to grow the economy with respect to the sequester. the president's been very clear it would be irresponsible and reck tols allow the sequester to take place. we now know from the budget office it would cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs if we don't find a smarter way to reduce that deficit over a longer period of time. democrats in the house have put forward a concrete plan to substitute for the sequester for the remainder of the year. unfortunately, we haven't had a chance to vote on it over here but hopefully the president's speech tonight will lay out a plan that some of the republican colleagues will agree to join with us in trying to pass. >> and then last hour, as you well know, the rally outside of the capitol, number of union workers we're told roughly 300 supporters joined in chanting sequest
go to the miles per hour families. >> day two of the white house pushing the line, president obama started yesterday about how automatic cuts will knock hundreds of thousands of people out of their jobs among other calamities. >> tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. >> today, pentagon officials said furloughs among their civilian employees would not start until late april. as for daycare -- >> how do you back up tens of thousands of parents will search for child care immediately >> look, whether that search begins on march 1 or in the near future, the impact on the economy and on people's lives is real. >> indeed, defense officials also said today especially if it did not start right away, not only will the jobs be furloughed, all civilian pay will be cut by 20%. one reason white house aides say they have the upper hand over speaker john boehner and the conservatives seem to agree. boehner had an op-ed blasting the president for not coming up with a solution. the republican declared the cuts will be deep writing a week from now, a dr
-old girl struck by random gunfire just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton had recently returned from washington, where she performed with her school marching band during the inaugural festivities. she was laid to rest saturday at a funeral attended by first lady michelle obama. police said the suspects are 18 and 20-year-old members of a street gang who opened fire at who they mistakenly thought were gang rivals. the white house meanwhile has announced hadiya pendleton's parents will be among president obama's guests tonight at the state of the union. the chicago home of the obamas is about a mile from where hadiya was killed. the pendletons will be joined by a number of other guests touched by gun violence. at least 24 democratic congressmembers are bringing victims of gun violence and their families. one republican guest is trying attention, ted nugent. he is attending with texas congress member steve stockman. the secret service investigated him for making threatening comments about president obama last year. a gunman killed two women at a dela
and the white house work out a deal to stop the highly controversial sequester. many including president obama say if the sequester goes through will spell disaster from the national defense and food safety and affect everything from the teacher tots air traffic controllerings. others say the cuts might be just what the country needs. molly is joining us with more. >> it appears each side is digging in. there are overt sign there are deal. president obama said today that there is it time for congress to come to a deal that he would sign provided that it incluppeds more tax increases to go along with the spending cuts. >> they can pass a balanced plan for deficit reduction and cut spending in a smart way and cloyce loop holes for the well and it appears unfortunately that republicans in congress instead of compromising and instead of asking . wilthiest americans they want the cut to fall squarely on the class - middle class. >> the gingof this year - beginning of year they allowed the cuts. the gop said no more tax hikings but will make a deal on spending cuts. >> house republicans passed two b
did we see results like this in ohio where obama won the state and sherrod brown was re-elected but republicans got 12 of the available 16 house seats. when jimmy carter was drummed out of office in 1980, he managed to carry 900 counties nationally. when michael dukakis ran for president in 1988, he suffered a 40-state landslide but claimed 119 counties. bill clinton won with 1,524 counties. do you know how many counties obama won last year? 690. that's it. 690. even though he won a convincing popular vote majority. gerrymandering wasn't a complete nonfactor in 2012. the gop probably did grab a few extra seats because of it. but the real problem for democrats is that their base of support is less spread out geographically than it's ever been, which means they can win presidential races and even control the senate, but when it comes to the house, their best, their only chance for the foreseeable future is a massive anti-gop tide, like something we saw in 2006 or 2008. short of that, the era of republican speakers could last for a long time. okay, that does it for "the cyc
and blocked president obama as a president. i feel like a democratic president should be able to put into the cabinet who he wants to put in that position. the simple fact is, he is the president. why should a democratic president allow people like lindsey gramm, john mccain, who ran for president -- the federalist papers speaks directly about the filibuster. hamilton's book about this. when a small minority is able to -- is able to stop the progress of the american people, please put somebody in have of them speak on the filibuster. pull some -- put somebody in and have them speak on the filibuster. host: here are some quotes about the luster -- the filibuster. an independent culpa --call from michigan. caller: there are more important issues. i think this is a slap to our presidency and an insult. host: on twitter -- being park, illinois, chris and the republican line. caller: if you look closely at what republicans are objecting to, it is one or two things. especially because mr. hagel is a republican, he looks alarmed getting attacked on those accounts. if he has an honest disagr
writes the effect of boehner's argument is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. i'm sorry, mr. york, but didn't you read mr. boehner's editorial? he said he wanted democrats to get serious about the sequester cuts. in fact he said it twice. which frankly for him is well below par. >> replace the president's sequester, we need our democrat colleagues to get serious. >> get serious. >> get serious. >> get serious. >> get serious. >> yes, let's serious. i'm joined by kristen welker who's live at the white house. kristen, these cuts are no laughing matter, but how does the white house get house republicans to agree to additional revenue? what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, martin, i'm not sure that they're going to be able to in terms of strategy. we've seen president obama taking his case to the american people. you saw him do that yesterday in that clip that you aired with the president joined by first responders making the case that their jobs could be at risk if the sequester kicks in. of course today he's granting interviews to local affiliates across the country. i expe
, duty that we see on display in our military. >> somewhat awkwardly president obama discovered that that's "not in my backyard" can apply to things like proposal to -- >> nobody who is going to buy a corporate jet is going to not buy it because of a small tax break. >> but you understand these middle class workers say it is because of the threat of this proposal to take away. >> i'm sure that some of these companies who want to keep these tax breaks for their customers, i get that, but that's not the reason that there's going to be an impact in terms of their sales. >> you could tell which states actually have some of these companies that build some of these private planes. president's pressure shows no signs of swaying republicans. both sides are digging in their heels, leading to a game of finger pointing about who loved the sequester more. democrats, they participated yesterday by circulating a 2011 powerpoint that speaker boehner's office had put out at the time. they did that yesterday. he created it when he was trying to sell the deal to his more conservative members. so republican
information including cost support options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. >>> president obama turns up the heat on republicans. >> republicans in congress face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise to protect vital investments in education, in health care, and national security and all the jobs that depend on it, or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loophole that is benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? that's the choice. >> is there another way with only days to go before the automatic spending cuts kick in? re-enter the bipartisan budget cutters, the duo of simpson and bowles. >> there's no sfri in the country that makes cuts across the board. you try to cut those things that have the least adverse effect on productivity. second, we are cutting those areas where we actually need to invest education, infrastructure, research, and, third, they don't make any cuts in those things that are going faster than the economy. that's stupid, stupid, stupid. >>
live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the sequester is going to go into effect. is this going to be worked out by continuing resolutions by the end of march? a little bit of short-term pain, long-term gain? >> yep. you know, andrea, i think performance on both sides is the right word. look, i think the policy debate over whether a deal with get done between now and march 1st to avert the sequester is over. congress is away for the president's day week. when they come back, there's
that will run in five states targeting north carolina senator kay hagen. the ad reads "will obama's gun proposals work? his own experts say no." the debate continues at the national level, and states are moving quickly on gun legislation, but in opposite directions. today the new jersey statehouse will vote on 20 bills, including banning magazines over ten rounds, banning armor-piercing bullets, and requiring universal background checks. on monday the colorado statehouse passed a bill passing universal background checks, limiting magazines to 15 rounds and banning concealed guns in stadiums and on college campuses. meanwhile, in south carolina a state senate committee approved a bill allowing cob sealed guns in bars. republicans in the arizona statehouse introduced a bill that would allow teachers to carry guns in schools, and in wyoming the statehouse just passed a bill that would invalidate a federal ban on assault weapons and charge federal officials trying to enforce the law with a misdemeanor. the wyoming senate is recommending removing that provision gin the fact that it would see
the nra. organizing for action reminds me of the way the obama campaign, via vi the republican party, that dynamic where they cut out the middle man and emphasize direct engagement. they're still really entrenched powers. when you mention this state legislation situation, you suddenly find out what kind of world the nra and its supporters are envisioning, and that is this hobsian world where more guns for school teachers. my least favorite manifestation of this is more guns for rape victims because republicans and the nra need to show their concern for women. >> they've done so good on the rape issue thus far. why not bring it back up? >> exactly. the next question that you ask is if you got raped and you didn't shoot your rapist, what's wrong with you? again, they're envisioning this kind of society where everyone is heavily armed and kind of just like, you know, shooting at each other. >> but in the same way you mention the relationship with the republican party, there is an extremism that the nra has shown, which has moved people to say i don't want to be with that, and so you are
big surprise at the end for viewers was the first lady, michelle obama, gave out the best picture award. watch this. >> it's hard but you can't hold grudges. it's hard but you can't hold grudges. and it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. all that matters is that you got to get up. >>gretchen: that was the best line of the night. we were supposed to hear from the first lady there. she actually was the surprise guest to announce "argo." as a winner. that line should be playing across the schools for all kids today what ben affleck just said. >>brian: he came out, he won. one of the other producers spoke first. george clooney didn't say anything. what was interesting is jack ni coleson walks out. i thought this is going to be clint eastwood-esque. then he gives it to the first lady of the united states who ends up naming the winner. >> ben affleck was referring to the fact that he was not nominated for best director's award. >>gretchen: he was not nominated at all. it was interesting to remember he started with "good will hunting." i had f
bernstein. >>> while president obama continues to warn of the damaging effects of the sequester and republicans lob insults from the sidelines, you'd never know anything was wrong from the market. damn the sequester screams one headline. the dow closed up another 50 points yesterday to settle above 14,000 while the s&p reached a five-year high. there are danger signs ahead. earlier this month, the cbo warned the sequester will have economic growth in 2013 and result in 750,000 lost jobs, but the collective eye roll of the market have been mirrored in the empty hallways of the capitol as lawmakers continue to enjoy a week-long break. complacency is further fuelled by the deadline is malleable. they won't fall apart on sequester day of reckoning said an aide. what actually happens on march first, nothing. nothing happens. while the meet cleaver may not fall on day one, things spiral in the days and weeks ahead. today secretary of defense leon panetta notified congress of the pentagon's plan to furlough 700,000 civilian employees, who, beginning in april, will be required to take o
: competition or cooperation? while pushing for a bipartisan immigration solution, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about
word today from president obama. he's taking on the gop on the right fiscal course for the country. he released his weekly radio address and says it's time to finish the job of cutting the deficit by the goal of $4 trillion. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training or medicare and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealthiest are asked to do nothing more. that won't work. we can't just cut our way to prosperity. >> republicans aren't holding back in their gop address today. criticizing the president over the upcoming threat of sequestration. >> what the president failed to mention was that the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt limit negotiations in 2011. and now we in the house on behalf of our constituents are calling on the president to join us in replacing his sequester with better, more responsible spending cuts. >> joining me now, correspondent for the garden, an
those gentlemen to michelle obama and michael bloomberg shining a light on childhood obesity and an added benefit of having famous voices attached to the cause helped shine the light on it anymore? >> i think the jury's out and we have famous faces in the film and coming out soon and we hope it brings people to the theater and if that's what it takes, great. famous people and celebrities, great chefs in the nation working really hard on this issue. but they've been working to get people to increase the charitable response and the truth is that charity, even increasing it by tenfold could not take on the problem and fix it. if we're feeding people, they're still hungry the next day and the next day until we look at the system and how it's broken and fix that. >> if there's one thing that people could really take away from that film, if there's one thing to impress upon the country out of this film, what would it be? >> i would say if there's one thing to take away is citizen activism works. we saw the results of what happened in the late 1960s, in particular around this issue.
, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action." protesters and debt simpleton bowles rolled out their new plans to balance the books. one that will spread the hurt on both sides of the aisle. >> it's become clearer and clearer to us, that if in fact we're actually going to get a bipartisan deal, that we're going to have to push both sides to get out of their comfort zone. >> if anybody can't understand what we're trying to do, and if anybody can't understand the sequester isn't really -- it's just going to do total disruption. >> joining me noun john harwood, cnbc correspondent. last week it was the meteorite, i guess bruce willis needs to roll into town and save us from another countdown. i think everybody at home believes this is ridiculous and we can't fathom how we're here again. >> well, it is ridiculous. but we're here again because we have two parties that are ideologically apart. and don't like each other very much. the president is counting on republicans to blink again as at the did at the end of the year on revenue by agreeing for tax incre
obama likes and we think it's the best way to get his attention on spending." which is maybe why you're seeing so much political posturing in the days leading up to it. >> no question. the thing that, i think, bugs me and from ezra's comments, him as well, the most about this is while all these political maturations are going on, and sure, you can have great positioning and fights about this spending program and that spending program, nobody's talking about the underlying economy. as i said, the unemployment rate is stuck at 8%. that's way too high. you have millions of people in long-term unemployment, so the idea you're actually engaging in fiscal policy that's hurting an already weak economy so you can have these political fights is antithetical to what i believe policy makers' jobs are. >> it's hard to say we're making a stand when this is a republican senator being quoted on a blind. that's not much of a stance. >> off the record. >> i think the optics of this are both sides are trying to claim a high ground here. we've seen what the president is doing with his bully pulpit all
while kimukimjune unis in control. probably it is no coincidence that today obama will be delivering that state of the union address. they are looking for a maximum tie-in with their arch enemy the united states. martha: this merry-go-round over north korea's nukes goes back 20 years. it froze its nuclear program in 1994 in an agreement with the u.s. but that broke down in 2002. north korea has been ramping up their production ever since. they put the number in the north between 4-13 nuclear bombs. bill: this is the range of the missile we do believe north korea has the capacity to. the range said to be 6,000 kilometers away from north korea. just to the edge of where you would findway. here is the dmz that separates north korea. this time of year it is isolated, it is remote, it is cold and snowy as well. we'll show you the region for the number of countries -- they have been party to the talks with north korea in the past. we are gauging talks out of moscow. we are going to bring you all of that as we move throughout the morning. northern region of north korea is where this was det
obama's oscar dress is a little racy for iran, so they photo shopped it. during a report on the oscars, the first lady's dress suddenly had a high neckline and sleeves. mrs. obama helped announce "argo" as the winner of best picture which iranian officials also slammed as propaganda for the c.i.a. calling the oscars politically motivated. i actually like the dress on the right. i don't know what that means. >>brian: i didn't know iran had colorforms. what does iran think about the way ben affleck think about the way it was depicted? do you think it was for diplomatic reasons where they captured our hostages? do we skew that? >>steve: iran said it is basically farcical about the movie. >>brian: let's talk about the president yesterday and his comments. i cannot believe how much is going to go wrong. $85 billion, no one is going to be inspecting me. going to be an hour and a half to get on a plane. we are going to have massive defense cuts, and the national parks are going to be cutting down their hours. the president and the white house cabinet is in full force to say sequester. it is g
, and they occupied the political center which is exactly what president obama is doing right now while the nra occupies the extreme political fringe opposing common sense things that 9 out of 10 americans support. >> julian, let me follow up on that. i agree with you. at the same time at the same point we're going to need a cadre of republican votes to get these things done. the more they fracture, yes, we can stand back and kind of let it happen. at the same time, we've got to make sure we're able to get the republican votes that we need to make sure we actually deliver on the promise. >> and i think that's exactly right, karen. and i think what you do to my earlier point is you begin to identify those 30 to 40 republicans that you think you can get, and you build out these coalitions in their districts. that can be done in a number of places as we have seen from some of the polling data, a number of republican districts. on guns you do exactly what you did, what mothers against drunk driving did in the 1980s when they flipped president reagan on drunk driving laws. this is old-fashioned reta
to do something right. today president obama warned of the casualties, a weakened national defense, the huge loss of jobs, and with it a crippling of the recovery. by the way, with that ax ready to fall, he offered a way out of the endless government shutdowns and the fearfulness and the low morale that goes with it. will the republicans respond to anything he says now? will they at least try to avoid another slam bang crash in washington? will they pull back from the brink and start climbing mountains instead of crashing over cliffs? i've got two former party chairs with me, republican michael steele and democrat ed rendell, both msnbc political analysts. let's start with the president this morning in the stark terms he laid out for republicans. it's not just the economy that will suffer from the looming cuts next week. that's march 1st. national security will as well, and it's seriously at risk. >> already the threat of these cuts has forced the navy to delay an aircraft carrier that was supposed to deploy to the persian gulf, and as our military leaders have made clear, changes
. >> the pressure cooker, president obama tries to turn up the heat on congress again. this time it's because there are just days left before those automatic spending cuts kick in. will a public push help the deal come together or just make everybody dig in their heels? meanwhile, the dynamic debt dee owe the simpson-bowles, they have a revised blueprint for a deal they say will cost $1 trillion more than it would in 2010. they're going to be here later to tell us about it. and will there be a path back to public life for mark sanford? the former governor wants to head back to grease. good morning from new york. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. keep sending in your good morning greetings. we didn't have arable ones for today, but we want to hear from everybody that's watching today. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. with ten days left to prevent $5 billion in automatic spending cuts for the year kicking in, today we're going to get a taste of the president's end game. the white house plans to use that to at least reap political be
that off? could you cut 2 1/2% from the hemmer budget? bill: i could, yeah, this afternoon. president obama is talking about his round of golf with tiger wood for the first time now. this is from 2009, this picture. of a the white house took heat for shutting out the white house press corps. did you hear tiger. >> he hit the ball well and got amazing touch. he can certainly chip-and-putt. if he ever spent, after these four years, if he spend more time playing the game of golf, i'm sure he can get to where he's a pretty good stick. new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. here we go. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feel healthy. new honey bunches of oats greek. martha: we are just getting some wire reports here. police are on the scene in las vegas. a shooting was reported near the vegas strip. about 4:20 a.m. their time this happened. they're on the scene. we'll keep a close eye on it. we'll bring you the latest on that developing situation as we get more. bill: mean
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